Congrats Vet Students!

As summer now officially comes to an end, we need to congratulate our veterinary students for completing the Veterinary Medical Scientist Research Training Program (VMSRTP). All three made the Verocai lab proud and we our so grateful they came to our lab to pursue and experience parasitology research. The amazing projects and students included:

Jordan Gomez – Validation of a species-specific probe-based qPCR for detection of Setaria yehi in Alaskan moose (Alces alces)
Sasha Adams – Don’t lose your head: Probe-based real-time PCR for detection of Onchocerca lupi in black flies
Cora Garcia – Direct threat assessment of African Swine Fever virus competent ticks, Ornithodoros spp. in Texas

We want to especially congratulate Cora Garcia for winning the ‘Outstanding Clinical/Translational Presentation Award’ for her talk on Ticks and African Swine Fever. Great work Cora and awesome job to all three of you!


Don’t forget if you area veterinary student and interested in veterinary parasitology, check out the VMSRTP website and make sure to contact us!